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Noida school students make colourful rakhis for Indian soldiers

Girls and boys of Apeejay School Noida sat down to make beautiful rakhis for the army soldiers as a token of gratitude and love

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To celebrate the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, being held on August 11, 2022 this year, Apeejay School, Noida, invited its young students to showcase their creativity by making colourful rakhis.

The students of classes 6-8 made rakhis from scratch to be delivered to the Indian soldiers as a token of love and solidarity. “This was a wonderful initiative by our school; they will be sending our rakhis to the soldiers. I thought it really nice that our rakhis were meant to depict the bravery of our nation and the ones who dedicated their lives to the protection of all citizens,” said class 8 student Saesha Gupta.

Added Aadya Sharma, another student of class 8, “We had the time limit of one period to make these rakhis. There was no particular theme. I made a rakhi using quilling with a quilled Ganesh on top. It was a lovely experience.”

A Hindu festival observed across India and in some neighbouring countries, Raksha Bandhan celebrates the eternal bond with brothers and sisters. An amulet or talisman, called rakhi, is tied by the sister around the brother’s wrist, symbolising the latter’s duty to protect her in the face of obstacles. On this day, sisters wish good health and prosperity for their brothers. It is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August.

Meanwhile, some people also send rakhis to Indian army soldiers which are carefully delivered by the Army Postal Service and the Indian Postal Service.

This rakhi-making event comes around the time of the celebrations for India’s 75th anniversary of Independence Day, for which the Government of India is observing the grand “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” –a 75-week countdown to the Independence Day which officially began on March 12, 2022–as a tribute to the freedom fighters while instilling patriotic fervour in all. To commemorate the glorious years of Independence, Apeejay Noida is observing week-long celebrations for students to engage in various themed artistic events and competitions.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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